Dr. Dean Ornish tracks the dramatic spread of obesity

In a sobering 3-minute talk, Dr. Dean Ornish tracks the dramatic spread of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease around the globe — as people outside the US start to eat, live and die like Americans do. “This may be the first generation in which our kids live a shorter lifespan than we do,” Ornish says. The good news? These trends are preventable and even reversible through diet and exercise.

According to Dr. Ornish “Cardiovascular diseases kill more people each year than in the US. And worldwide than all other illnesses combined… Of these 95% are preventable and reversible.”